NDISwrapper & Dell wireless 1390

Hi,
I have a Dell wireless 1390 in OpenSuse 11
I installed the ndiswrapper 1.53 and and used the instruction in Ndiswrapper - openSUSE
It seems that the driver is installed correctly
ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)

but my wireless light is not tured on and when I use scan command for my wireless card it says:
iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning : Network is down

what should I do?

Thanks,

Check here
Madwifi or Ndiswrapper Wireless Network Drivers - Suse/openSUSE 10, 11 - LAN & Internet access

My wireless doesn’t work - a primer on what I should do next - openSUSE Forums

There is a ndswrapper section here too
Howto’s

Thank you!

I found the answer! It was in opensuse ndiswrapper help and your link:

If you receive a message like device (2001:3A03) present (alternate driver <driver name>), then you have a possible conflict with a Linux native driver and will need to add the name of the Linux driver into the blacklist file located at /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

I have added that driver to black list and restart my laptop and it was ok!

I am now connected with my wireless!!!

Well done! Good to hear.

chera64 wrote:
> Thank you!
>
> I found the answer! It was in opensuse ndiswrapper help and your link:
>
> If you receive a message like device (2001:3A03) present (alternate
> driver <driver name>), then you have a possible conflict with a Linux
> native driver and will need to add the name of the Linux driver into the
> blacklist file located at /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
>
> I have added that driver to black list and restart my laptop and it was
> ok!
>
> I am now connected with my wireless!!!

That is good, but why are you using a Windows driver with the accompanying
kernel tainting, etc. when your BCM4311 works perfectly well with the b43 native
driver?

Larry

Probably didn’t notice it in the Wireless Section

Andy